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Mountain Hiking 2016

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by tk421991, May 2, 2016.

  1. tk421991

    tk421991

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    Last year I did Mount Washington and Indian Head and Mt. Washington was the first time I had ever hiked a mountain before. So, this year I want to get more in. Going to start around Memorial Day and hopefully finish up by September 1st. Here's the list I'm working with:

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    [TD]Camel's Hump[/TD]
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    [TD]NH[/TD]
    [TD]Table Rock[/TD]
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    [TD]Maine[/TD]
    [TD]Old Speck Mountain[/TD]
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    [TD]Jerimoth Hill[/TD]
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    [TD]Mount Cabot[/TD]
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    [TD]Franconia Notch[/TD]
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    [TD]VT[/TD]
    [TD]Mount Mansfield[/TD]
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    [TD]Mount Pisgah[/TD]
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    [TD]Bear Mountain[/TD]
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    [TD]Mount Adams[/TD]
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    I might replace Mt. Adams with another hike up Mt. Washington. And yes, I know Jerimoth Hill is just a small hill of 800' in Foster, RI. I just want to say "been there, done that." Table Rock in NH refers to a rock cliff in Dixville Notch.
     

  2. Point37

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    i'd say don't replace adams with another washington trip...washington is a good hike but adams doesn't have a road up it or a gift shop at the top...you'll only see and hear hikers, running water and wildlife...how hiking is supposed to be...if you want a challenge on washington take huntington ravine up but only on a dry day and if you are comfortable being on all fours and actually climbing some parts...challenging trail suggestion on adams...airline if you want the fastest steepest route...kings ravine if you want to see some cool features...here is my list of mountains...still have a ways to go...and buy the white mountain guide...easy to get hooked

    http://www.amazon.com/White-Mountai...62209609&sr=8-1&keywords=white+mountain+guide

    some good links...
    http://www.hike-nh.com/
    http://www.hikenewengland.com/index.php
    http://www.nhmountainhiking.com/


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    [TD]3 Jefferson 5712[/TD]
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    [TD]1[/TD]
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    [TD]4 Monroe 5384[/TD]
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    [TD]5 Madison 5367[/TD]
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    [TD]6 Lafayette 5260[/TD]
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    [TD]7 Lincoln 5089[/TD]
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    [TD]8 South Twin 4902[/TD]
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    [TD]9 Carter Dome 4832[/TD]
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    [TD]10 Moosilauke 4802[/TD]
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    [TD]1[/TD]
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    [TD]11[/TD]
    [TD]11 Eisenhower 4780[/TD]
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    [TD]12 North Twin 4761[/TD]
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    [TD]13 Carrigain 4700[/TD]
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    [TD]14 Bond 4698[/TD]
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    [TD]15 Middle Carter 4610[/TD]
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    [TD]16 West Bond 4540[/TD]
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    [TD]19 South Carter 4430[/TD]
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    [TD]20 Wildcat 4422[/TD]
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    [TD]21 Hancock 4420[/TD]
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    [TD]22 South Kinsman 4358[/TD]
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    [TD]23 Field 4340[/TD]
    [TD]1[/TD]
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    [TD]24 Osceola 4340[/TD]
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    [TD]25 Flume 4328[/TD]
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    [TD]26 South Hancock 4319[/TD]
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    [TD]27 Pierce 4310[/TD]
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    [TD]28 North Kinsman 4293[/TD]
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    [TD]29 Willey 4285[/TD]
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    [TD]30 Bondcliff 4265[/TD]
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    [TD]31[/TD]
    [TD]31 Zealand 4260[/TD]
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    [TD]32 North Tripyramid 4180[/TD]
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    [TD]34 East Osceola 4156[/TD]
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    [TD]35 Middle Tripyramid 4140[/TD]
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    [TD]36 Cannon 4100[/TD]
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    [TD]1[/TD]
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    [TD]37[/TD]
    [TD]37 Hale 4054[/TD]
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    [TD]38[/TD]
    [TD]38 Jackson 4052[/TD]
    [TD]1[/TD]
    [TD]1[/TD]
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    [TD]39[/TD]
    [TD]39 Tom 4051[/TD]
    [TD]1[/TD]
    [TD]1[/TD]
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    [TD]40[/TD]
    [TD]40 Wildcat, D Peak 4050[/TD]
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    [TD]41[/TD]
    [TD]41 Moriah 4049[/TD]
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    [TD]42[/TD]
    [TD]42 Passaconaway 4043[/TD]
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    [TD]43[/TD]
    [TD]43 Owl's Head 4025[/TD]
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    [TD]44[/TD]
    [TD]44 Galehead 4024[/TD]
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    [TD][/TD]
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    [TD]45[/TD]
    [TD]45 Whiteface 4020[/TD]
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    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]46[/TD]
    [TD]46 Waumbek 4006[/TD]
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    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
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    [TR]
    [TD]47[/TD]
    [TD]47 Isolation 4004[/TD]
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    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]48[/TD]
    [TD]48 Tecumseh 4003[/TD]
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    [TD][/TD]
    [TD] Mountains Completed[/TD]
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    [TD]left[/TD]
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    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
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    [TD][/TD]
    [TD]total[/TD]
    [TD]48[/TD]
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  3. DonP

    DonP NES Member

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    If you like hiking with people rather than solo, think about joining the Appalachian Mountain Club. There's safety in numbers and you may end up hiking some peaks you don't know about.
     
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    Jefferson and Adams are great trips and worth the time - going up to Jefferson, the 'castellated ridge' found along the castle trail has great rock formation to hike around

    If you haven't done the franconia ridge trail - up/down falling waters trail and up/down the old bridle path (depending on how you want to loop) - not too many places that rival the view - also a good warm up hike to the higher summits and longer trails
     
  5. timbo

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    I started climbing the 4000 footers about 15 years ago...doing one or two in a weekend as I had time...sometimes knocking off more if I had a three day weekend, like when I did the Pemi loop...I think I bagged 6 or 7 peaks that weekend.

    I have six left and hoping to finish them this summer/fall. Adams is one of them. I should've done it when I did Madison but I was with my daughter and she wasn't feeling well. The day was getting on and if I'd done Adams, I would've been walking the last hour out in the dark with only a headlamp between the two of us.

    I need to start working on strength though...I have done almost no hiking in three years so I need to lose weight and take some shorter shakedown hikes. I'll be turning sixty this fall...I'd love to finish my last 4000 footer on my 60th birthday at the end of September.
     
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  6. tk421991

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    Good luck and I hope you pull it off. I saw a 60, 65 year old guy with his dog when I did Mount Washington. The old guy was doing better than the dog was up the mountain.
     
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    My apprentices father, in his 60's now has done the 4000'/48 twice. He's a hiking machine !
     
  8. Picton

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    My favorite summit in NE is Mt Chocorua in NH. Great climb.

    And I have yet to meet anyone who didn't feel that Jerimoth was a waste of time, unless you're trying for all 50.
     
  9. tk421991

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    Now the state of RI owns the path from RI101 to Jerimoth Hill, so it's basically a nice walk outside. I've been deer hunting in the area so I might just enjoy the time outside and check for poop and tracks.
     
  10. Bonesinium

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    I've been doing the NH 4000 footers. Have 17 done I think. I did Mt. Jackson a couple weeks ago. Weather is going to be crap all week but hopefully it will be nicer this weekend or early next week so I can get up there again. Tons of ice up there still. I'm thinking of doing Moosilauke next.
     
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    Always liked hiking Camel's Hump. We used to take field trips there in elementary school. I still have a scar on my hand from cutting it on the plane wing.
     
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    IMG_20160507_104918.jpg

    Did Jerimoth Hill today since I didn't have anything else planned. It was so tiring, I had to go get breakfast in Danielson [laugh]
     
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    I get together with a group almost every Saturday at 8am. We go to Mt Monadnock. Shoot me a message if you want to join.
     
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    Hopefully I will...if we ever get a decent weekend that I'm not having to play a gig somewhere...
     
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    I like the Lincoln/Lafayette/Little Haystack loop. Tougher than Washington, IMO
     
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    if you want a challenge, do the north slide trail on mt tripyramid on a dry day!
     
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    Anyone done the knifes edge on Katahdin? Planning that for this summer.

    Mike

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    The real challenge would be doing that on a rainy day...

    I plan on doing a 3 day, 2 night modified Pemi loop in a few months.
     
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    yeah, but without ropes you might actually die on the north slide trail when wet. When dry, it is just a LOT of boulder scrambling and massive views.
     
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    Bond cliffs are one of the best places in the whites in my opinion.
     
  21. Point37

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    Not tougher than Huntington ravine

    Had a few people tell me that...I want to do it soon...from one highway to the other
     
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    Note well: word is, never attempt to descend Huntington Ravine (even when dry). In particular, that means not merely planning for a loop hike ahead of time, but also only make the attempt on days when the weather has no chance of forcing you to retreat back down the headwall.

    I haven't hiked it, but experts agree:

     
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    Do they sell a bumper sticker for your azz: "this azz hiked Mt. Washington"?
     
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    I wouldn't attempt ascending Huntington unless it's been dry...a lot of flat smooth rock face...been up it in good conditions but I won't go down it...go down tucks or lions head
     
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    My Dad taught me the minimum group is 3. One to stay with the hurt guy and one to go for help. I suppose if you are always in cell phone range you can reduce that to 2. Going alone has it's pleasures, but one slip and you might be wishing you had someone with you.
     
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    If I were gonna do serious hiking alone or even regularly with just one or two other people Id probably invest in one of those emergency satcom things.

    Mike

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    I'm doing most of my climbing with someone else and we both will have phones. Also going alone just seems a little dull to me - hiking for 6 to 8 hours with no one to talk to?
     
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    I mostly solo hike. It's relaxing. I can go at my own pace without having to worry about trying to keep up or someone else trying to keep up. I can just listen to the sounds and enjoy nature. If I want to talk to someone there are usually other people on the trails. If you think that's dull then you'd probably finding hiking with people dull too.
     
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    When you carry in the woods, it is best to do it concealed. I've worked my way through 42 of the NH 48 4000-footers. I'm doing another one Thursday (God willing). The state of NH allows open carry, as does the WMNF. However, the Whites are positively crawling with Moonbats of all sorts, especially on the weekends, who absolutely freak out when they see a gun.
     
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    I definitely carry concealed when out hiking (usually its just me solo or one/two of the kids)

    Was using a hill people kit bag (which goes across the chest) for a while, but got too many looks and questions, that I switched to a maxpedition bag that I attached to my pack waist belt. Not that I really care, but I do hike for the peace of it :)
     

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